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Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
Liz Cheney Has Only Herself to Blame  —  Liz Cheney, the representative of Wyoming, the daughter of a former vice president, and a lifelong conservative Republican, is facing a purge.  —  Cheney's transgression?  She has continued to insist, truthfully, that former President Donald Trump's claims …
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Sway / New York Times:
'It's His Own Damn Fault,' Top G.O.P. Pollster Says of Trump and Facebook … Produced by ‘Sway’  —  Donald Trump isn't back on Facebook ... yet.  The platform's oversight board (set up by Facebook as a “Supreme Court” to which it could punt difficult decisions) upheld a ban on Trump's account.
Discussion: TheBlaze, Mediaite, IJR, Raw Story and The Hill
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Auditioning to replace Cheney, Stefanik calls Trump ‘the strongest supporter’ of the Constitution.  —  Representative Elise Stefanik, campaigning to oust Representative Liz Cheney as the Republican Party's No. 3 leader in the House for calling out President Donald J. Trump's election lies …
Dan McLaughlin / National Review:
Ignoring Trump Is the Least-Bad Republican Approach
Discussion: Politico and Power Line
Sarah Westwood / Washington Examiner:
EXCLUSIVE — Josh Hawley: ‘We absolutely need to prosecute’ Capitol rioters
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Cold, Hard Facts about the Liz Cheney Saga
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Twitter suspends account that was posting Trump statements  —  Twitter suspended an account on Thursday that appeared to be circumventing their ban on former President Donald Trump by posting messages he shared on his own website.  —  The move was more evidence that the social media behemoth …
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Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Is Still Banned on YouTube. Now the Clock Is Ticking.
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Stefanik defends election falsehoods told on Jan. 6
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
New York Times:
Long March 5B, a Chinese Rocket, Expected to Tumble Back to Earth  —  The chances of it hitting a populated area are small, but not zero.  That has raised questions about how the country's space program designs its missions.  —  No, you are almost certainly not going to be hit by a 10-story …
Chris Otts / WDRB:
University of Louisville rebukes McConnell over 1619 Project comments  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The University of Louisville has issued a rare rebuke of one of its most famous and powerful graduates, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, over McConnell's comments on Monday …
Discussion: USA Today, Insider and Raw Story
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NY State Attorney General:
Attorney General James Takes Legal Action Against Conspiracy Theorists For Threatening Robocalls to Suppress Black Voters  —  Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman Orchestrated a Large-Scale Robocall  —  Campaign to Intimidate Black Communities Ahead of the 2020 Election
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Stephen Rex Brown / New York Daily News:
NY State AG James seeks fines against far right trolls Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for voter suppression scheme
Discussion: Raw Story
Insider:
Scientists have taught bees to smell the coronavirus.  They can identify a case within seconds.  — Dutch scientists have trained bees to smell COVID-19.  — Every time the bees were exposed to an infected sample, they stuck out their tongues.  — The animals could be a low-tech solution for identifying COVID-19 cases.
Olivia Messer / Study Hall:
The COVID Reporters Are Not Okay.  Extremely Not Okay.  —  An underprepared industry is losing a generation of journalists to despair, trauma and moral injury as they cover the story of a lifetime.  —  When I told my editors at The Daily Beast that I needed to quit my job …
Jen Fifield / Arizona Republic:
Department of Justice asks Arizona Senate to respond to concerns about election audit  —  The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division is asking Arizona Senate President Karen Fann to respond to concerns the department has about the security of ballots and potential voter intimidation …
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Bob Christie / Associated Press:
US Justice Department worried about Arizona Senate recount
Washington Post:
In Biden's infrastructure moonshot, a big question: Can the nation still achieve its highest ambitions?  —  Dueling proposals to fund the nation's ailing infrastructure network follow decades of timidity in Washington — a period that has seen roads crumble and a warming climate threaten investments of the past.
Discussion: Florida Politics
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Pete Williams / NBC News:
FBI still after ‘worst of the worst’ in Capitol riot as new arrests come at steady pace  —  Four months after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, FBI agents maintain a steady pace of arresting people accused of taking part, as one of the largest criminal investigations in American history keeps growing.
Associated Press:
Shooting at Idaho middle school injures 3; student captured  —  RIGBY, Idaho (AP) — A shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school Thursday injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody, authorities said.  —  The victims' injuries were not believed …
David Voreacos / Bloomberg:
‘We Build The Wall’ Co-Founder Kolfage Indicted in Tax Case  — Kolfage charged in Florida after facing New York indictment  — Trump pardoned Bannon in ‘We Build the Wall’ fraud case  —  Brian Kolfage, whose work with Stephen Bannon to raise money for a U.S.-Mexico border wall resulted …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Eric Felten / RealClearInvestigations:
The Washington Post's ‘Toy Weapons’ vs. Cops  —  Can you tell which of the pistols above is the “toy,” in the usage of the Washington Post's Pulitzer-winning “Fatal Force” database on killings by police, and which is the real deal?  Answers below.  —  On Monday, April 19 …
Washington Post:
Chris Ruddy and Newsmax went all-in on Trump.  Now they might pay a price for it.  —  One night last month at Mar-a-Lago, Chris Ruddy positioned himself in a familiar spot: right next to Donald Trump.  —  The occasion came just days before a Republican National Committee fundraiser …
Discussion: Raw Story
Shannon Vavra / CyberScoop:
Russian agent accused of interfering in US elections is back meddling online, Facebook says  —  A man the U.S. intelligence community has assessed is an active Russian agent who interfered in U.S. elections is back stirring the pot on Facebook, the company announced Thursday.
CNN:
Democrats wary of appearing to push Justice Breyer out despite their small window to replace him  —  Photos:  —  Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer  —  Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is photographed at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in September 2015.  —  1 of 37  —  Photos:
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
An Ex-Blackwater Employee Tied To Erik Prince Provided Security For Rudy Giuliani In Ukraine, Sources Said  —  A former Blackwater employee connected to Erik Prince, the billionaire security magnate who served as an informal adviser to the Trump administration, provided security …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Tom Ley / Defector:
What's Happening At ‘The Believer’ Is About More Than Just A Zoom Incident  —  On Feb. 5, a media reporter for The New York Times called me.  She'd received a tip that the day before, my boss at The Believer magazine, Josh Wolf Shenk, had exposed himself on camera during an all-staff Zoom meeting.
George Conway / Washington Post:
What Trump has to fear from Rudy Giuliani  —  Opinion by  —  To borrow the infamous line of his ex-presidential ex-client, it looks like Rudolph W. Giuliani is “going to go through some things.”  Like possibly being charged with a crime.  Worse, some people who might have tried to save …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Guardian
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
Joe Biden Is Starting to Sound Hawkish About the Deficit.  Uh-Oh.  —  Suddenly, Joe Biden is beginning to sound a little bit hawkish about the deficit.  On Wednesday, reporters asked the president whether he was willing to accept a lower corporate tax hike than the one he proposed to pay for his infrastructure and jobs plan.
Discussion: FOX40, Washington Post and The Hill
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
F.E.C. Drops Case Reviewing Trump Hush-Money Payments to Women  —  The case had examined whether Donald Trump violated election law with a $130,000 payment shortly before the 2016 election to a pornographic-film actress by his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
New York Times:
Pentagon Struggles to Wean Afghan Military Off American Air Support  —  Afghan commanders are asking for more help from American warplanes, illustrating their dependency on American air power.  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States has continued limited air support to Afghan national security forces …
New York Times:
The Wealthy Lobbyist Behind Andrew Yang's Campaign for Mayor  —  Andrew Yang's relationship with Bradley Tusk, a tech investor, has raised concerns about conflicts of interest if he is elected.  —  When Andrew Yang parachuted into the New York City mayor's race from a losing presidential campaign …
Discussion: The Intercept
David K. Li / NBC News:
U.S. Army trainee uses rifle to hijack school bus full of children, S.C. sheriff says … A rifle-toting U.S. Army trainee hijacked a busload of children in South Carolina on Thursday before letting the kids off, abandoning the vehicle and surrendering, officials said.
Discussion: Occupy Democrats, Raw Story and Insider
David Scheer / Bloomberg:
Dimon on Raising Taxes: 'Just Throwing Money, It Doesn't Work'  —  JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon urged lawmakers to spell out — very specifically — targets for building roads, funding college degrees and creating jobs if they embark on a massive spending spree to bolster the economy.
CNN:
The Axe Files with David Axelrod  —  David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world.  Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
 
 
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Dave Levinthal / Insider:
Thieves jacked the Republican National Committee for $44K and then went on a coffee shopping spree, records show
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and The Hill
Abigail Shrier / The Truth Fairy:
Has Censorship Become Our Baseline Expectation?
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
‘I seek a kind person’: the Guardian ad that saved my Jewish father from the Nazis
NBC News:
Biden administration may bring whole families to U.S. to reunite with separated children, not just parents
Financial Times:
Moderna CEO 'didn't lose sleep' over US backing of patent waiver
Discussion: Common Dreams
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County sheriff refuses to name deputies who open fire, defying state's high court
 Earlier Items: 
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
The Athletic Halts Merger Talks With Axios, Eyes New York Times
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
New York Times says goodbye to ‘op-eds’ and hello to ‘guest essays’ — but will it invite in the rest of America?
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
By wrecking state universities, GOP crushes American Dream for its own communities
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Bidenomics Really Is Something New  —  Some of the changes are obvious: Compared …
BBC:
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